Licensed Assessment Clinician

Terros Health
December 1, 2020
Phoenix, AZ
Job Type




The Arizona Families F.I.R.S.T. (AFF) Assessment Clinician works closely with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) Specialist, the Terros Health Service Team, and other collateral community contacts to engage AFF referred clients. The engagement process includes conducting a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment in order to determine the diagnosis and individual treatment needs of the client. The AFF Assessment Clinician may complete assessments for AFF clients referred from any of the Terros Health-contracted regions, including Maricopa East, Maricopa West, Northern and Southern regions. The AFF Assessment Clinician participates in the development of the Service Plan through the service team format, which strives to effectively meet the patient’s/family’s needs and aims to result in improve health outcomes. This position is responsible for providing evidence-based, therapeutic interventions which may include outpatient counseling services for adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups. The position reports to the Clinical Site Manager.

Location - Phoenix, AZ (27th Avenue Health Center)

Main Duties:

Assessment Clinician Duties Include:


  • Prior to the assessment, reviews the DCS referral and supplemental documents to gain insight about the family system from DCS’ perspective, including prior treatment attempts, child safety threats related to substance use, and other barriers to reunification.
  • Conducts a comprehensive biopsychosocial and ASAM Criteria® assessment to identify whether the patient requires treatment, and if so, the treatment level of care and supportive services necessary to meet the patient’s needs.
  • Requests additional information from the referring DCS/DES Specialist if the determination from the assessment is that substance use disorder treatment is not recommended.
  • Coordinates with the Care Coordinator to make referral to an appropriate facility, should the ASAM Criteria® assessment indicates a need for stabilization services (medical detoxification).
  • Completes care coordination activities as needed with other entities to ensure individual client needs are identified, included in the assessment, and addressed in the Service Plan.
  • Achieves designated performance measures, health quality measures, health outcomes, related to the Triple Aim framework.


Education - Must possess a Master’s degree, i.e., MA, MC, MSW, in a behavioral health field, Arizona behavioral health license (other than LBSW) or eligible for Arizona license from Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Master’s degree, i.e., MA, MC, MSW, in a behavioral health field, Arizona license or eligible for Arizona license.


  • Must have ability to perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary and appropriate.
  • Knowledge in use of Electronic Health Record. NextGen a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and bilingual desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must pass background check in accordance with Terros Health and DCS requirements which includes, but is not limited to, no restraining orders within the last 10 years.
  • Must pass DCS Central Registry check without any disqualifying events.
  • Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, be 22 years of age with minimum 3 years driving experience and meet requirements of Terros Health’s driving policy
  • Must have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or apply for an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Level 1) within 7 working days of assuming role.
  • Must pass a TB Test.

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